Simpson's in the Strand
Since first opening as a chess club and coffee house in 1828, Simpson’s has provided an elegant backdrop to historical meetings, literary debates and momentous meals of all kinds, and is now marking itself out as one of the city’s landmark restaurants.
Having undergone restoration in 2017 to bring this Grade II listed building back to its former glory, Simpson’s in the Strand now features a reimagined Bill of Fare that brings the classic British cuisine, for which it has become so well-loved, up to date.
Showcasing the finest seasonal ingredients and quality produce of the British Isles, the menu features long-standing favourites such as steamed Steak & Kidney suet pudding and hearty Lord Woolton pie, alongside salt-baked Lincolnshire beets and hand-dived Scottish scallops, and larder staples like Gentleman’s Relish, Pease Pudding, and Potted Shrimp.
During the founding years of Simpson’s as a chess club, meals were served beneath silver-domed cloches and silently wheeled to the table on an antique trolley for minimal disturbance to chess player’s concentration. Today, guests can choose daily from 28-day dry Roast rib of Scottish Beef or Daphne’s Welsh Lamb, carved at the table by the Master Carver, and served with slow roasted carrots, beef fat roasted potatoes, gravy, horseradish sauce and Yorkshire pudding.